THE BIG STORY

CAMPUSPEAK announces launch of online sexual violence prevention program

March 19, 2015

SPEAK UPAURORA, CO – CAMPUSPEAK announced today the launch of its new online sexual violence prevention education program, SPEAK UP, which promotes participant learning through real stories, told by real people, to create real impact on college campuses.

“Facts and role-playing activities are not the effective method to connect with this audience,” said David Stollman, CAMPUSPEAK’s president. “That’s why it was so important for us to create SPEAK UP. This innovative program harnesses the power of storytelling so participants connect with real survivors while acquiring the knowledge they need to prevent sexual violence.”

CAMPUSPEAK partnered with LaunchPoint Solutions and Mike Dilbeck of RESPONSE ABILITY to create SPEAK UP by bringing together survivors of sexual violence and industry experts. Dilbeck’s work on bystander intervention highlighted the growing need to address this important topic in more effective ways. SPEAK UP covers consent, sexual assault, rape, stalking, domestic and dating violence, bystander intervention, and support strategies.

This online learning experience will also help campuses meet the requirements of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE). The Campus SaVE Act requires all colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs to provide preventative educational programming to all incoming students, faculty, and staff.

Contributors include:

  • Neesha Arter, author of CONTROLLED
  • Mike Dilbeck, founder of RESPONSE ABILITY
  • Sharrell Hassell-Goodman, Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University
  • Tim Mousseau, Vice President of Consulting Services, LaunchPoint Solutions
  • Sarah O’Brien, founder of Dara House
  • Suzette Walden Cole, Lead Consultant, James R. Favor & Company’s Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative

“SPEAK UP is vital to advancing the conversation on sexual violence prevention because it connects to the human side of the issue,” said Tim Mousseau. “It empowers students to take a leading role by engaging their emotions.”

A portion of the profits will be donated to agencies providing direct support to survivors of sexual violence.

For more information about SPEAK UP, visit campuspeak.com/speakup.

Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, and facilitation services. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond. Learn more at campuspeak.com.